Introduction

Everyone has once heard the saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." This is basically the mantra of the flea market. A place where people come together to gather their items and personal belongings and sell in them in a venue where they are free of judgement and free to make money. "America has approximately 5,000 flea markets, swap meets, open-air, farmers, antique and collectible markets and special events, with an estimtae of over one million vendors and one hundred million annual shoppers," according to Lake County Flea Market Web site. These flea markets, in every town and every city in America, add to the sense of community and diversity that makes America unique.